March 19, 2013
The NFL will supplement its already existing partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 2013, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday.
Of note: the NFL and MADD anticipate "convening an alcohol-related summit" in 2013, with coaches, players, executives, team medical personnel, the NCAA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration all planned participants, the league said. The NFL also said that MADD will also have a "presence" at the league's Rookie Symposium in June.
The NFL, for its part, is officially endorsing MADD's "Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving," among other partnership efforts.
"We are pleased to endorse MADD's campaign and further build upon our partnership to do everything we can warn players, team personnel and fans about the dangers of drunk driving," Goodell said in a statement issued by the league. "We have made progress but have more work to do to ensure that everyone associated with the NFL makes safe, responsible decisions with alcohol and never gets behind the wheel when they shouldn't."